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Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg introduces program to help inmates enter back into community after release

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg announced a new program for newly released Lake County Jail inmates, which provides 30 days of continued services after their release. The “Community Bridge Program” is designed to help inmates that have been released back into the community by providing continued follow-up from jail reentry specialists, according to Lake County […]

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Former Lake County correctional officer arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate

A former Lake County correctional officer was arrested and charged after an investigation showed she had sexual contact with an inmate in December, officials said. Elizabeth A. Blomstrand, 40, of the 100 block of Knobb Hill Lane in Gurnee, was charged with two counts of custodial sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct. In […]

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Corrections officers save inmate who overdosed, collapsed at Lake County Jail

Three correctional officers are being hailed for saving an inmate who suffered a drug overdose and became unresponsive at the Lake County Jail, the sheriff’s office said. Lake County Correctional Officers David Juarez and Daniel Pennington were conducting rounds in the Community-Based Correctional Center Wednesday evening. Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said the […]